Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            January 8, 2004



Scheduled Execution for Lewis Williams, Jr. 


(Columbus) - The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction confirmed that Lewis Williams, Jr., #A176-623, is scheduled for execution on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.  The Ohio Revised Code mandates lethal injection as the manner of execution.

Williams was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1983 Aggravated Murder of Leona Chmielewski in Cuyahoga County. 

Background Facts:


Name:                                      Lewis Williams, Jr.

Race:                                       Black

Date of Birth:                          12/26/58

Admission Date:                      11/23/83

Offense(s):                              Agg. Murder with Gun Specification

                                                Agg. Robbery

                                                W/ Robbery

                                                Grand Theft

                                                Agg. Robbery C/C

                                                W/ Grand Theft

Sentence:                                Death

County of Commitment:         Cuyahoga

For more information, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.